New ED of SAWs Ramps Tim Thurston

Leading SAWs into the Future: A Message from Executive Director Tim Thurston

Dear SAWs Nation,

I am thrilled to step into the role of Executive Director at Servants at Work (SAWs) and continue our mission of changing lives, one ramp at a time. As we embark on the second half of 2023, we have exciting changes and challenges ahead.

Let’s start with the good news! Together, we have built nearly 158 ramps throughout Indiana, restoring freedom to 158 households. This achievement would not have been possible without the exceptional project leadership and the incredible dedication of our volunteer crews. I am humbled and grateful for your contributions.

In addition, I am delighted to introduce Mr. Mike Page, our new Operations Manager. Mike brings valuable experience as a Project Manager for ramp builds in the Anderson area and North Manchester. Since joining us on July 1st, he has been actively involved in ramp build planning and coordination. Welcome, Mike!

However, we also face challenges. Our backlog of clients waiting for ramps continues to grow. With the aging population, an obesity rate of 40%, and difficulties in accessing adequate healthcare coverage, the demand for ramps has increased. We are determined to address this issue and explore ways to be more efficient and resourceful, particularly in managing the cost of lumber.

Now, we need your support more than ever. Please consider making a donation to support SAWs’ mission. Alternatively, we invite you to join us on a nearby ramp build. Bring your family and friends along, and together, let’s restore freedom to those in need.

I am excited about our future together and the impact we can create. With your help, we will secure funding, train new project leaders, attract volunteers, forge partnerships with community-minded corporations, and ultimately serve 400 clients by the end of 2023.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the SAWs mission. Let’s make a difference and change lives together, one ramp at a time.

With a grateful heart,

Tim Thurston
Executive Director
Servants at Work, Inc.

PS.  Make sure you signup here to get our Summer Newsletter coming out next week!